The MLB's Goodwill Trip to Cuba
- Submitted by: Juana
- United States
- 12 / 24 / 2015
This week, a delegation of baseball stars and officials arrived in Cuba for a goodwill tour of the island. Cuban-born players Yasiel Puig, Jose Abreu, Alexei Ramirez and Brayan Pena - some of whom defected by means that put them at great risk- were joined by fellow big-leaguers Clayton Kershaw, Nelson Cruz and Miguel Cabrera as they toured the island.
Antonio Castro, Fidel Castro´s son and vice president of Cuba's International Baseball Federation, said that the advent of a new relationship with MLB could have ramifications beyond the current goodwill tour of the island by major league dignitaries and All-Star players.
"It's like a baby," Castro said. "Born now, learning to walk. Fans want it. Players want it. We have to see. Everything we do to grow the game is exciting for us."